First Lady Michelle Obama fired up a partisan crowd at Racine’s Memorial Hall Friday afternoon outlining what her husband has accomplished the part four years and urging them to vote early and make sure he has four more years to continue his agenda.
Mrs. Obama talked about the economy, health care and education during her speech, often asking the crowd “do you hear me?” She gives the crowd talking points to tell potential voters. “Tell them about the millions of jobs Barack has created … tell them about the millions of lives that will be changed forever because of health reform. Tell them about how Barack ended the war in Iraq, took out Osama Bin Laden. Tell them about that.”
The first lady said it’s going to be a close race, and that everyone’s vote will count. “That one voter that you register … understand that will be the one that puts us over the top.”
Mrs. Obama said the President knows there’s still work to be done. “We will not turn back now. Not now. We have come so far. But we know we have so much more work to do … eighteen more days … I know we can do it.”
She also urged people to vote early, saying you never know what challenges might keep you from the polls on election day. Early in person voting starts Monday in Wisconsin. “So Wisconsin, here we go. We got 18 days, and I know you’re all going to be out there, right?”
Mrs. Obama says her husband knows the importance of winning Wisconsin. “This election will be closer than the last one. That’s the only guarantee. And it could all come down to just a few battleground states, like right here in Wisconsin. This state could be decided by just a few thousand votes.”
After stumping in Racine, the first lady headed up north to Wausau. Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak tonight in Green Bay. Republicans are also beating the drums for early voting. National GOP chairman Reince Priebus is heading up a statewide bus tour today and tomorrow.
Janet Hoff, WRJN